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First Breath
by Maureen Turner
Our Review of First Breath

When James first fell to the floor of her bedroom, morphing from a drawing created by Jo during her teens, she was understandably terrified. Things like this just didn’t happen in small English market towns like Marlham. Only when she realised that he was equally panic-stricken did she decide to go against all her instincts of seeking help. Instead, she tried to make some sort of sense from his inconceivable appearance.

In trying to help him come to terms with his inception she set in motion a chain of events that would bind them together in a relationship of trust, love, and betrayal in equal measure.

Their need to lie about his sudden appearance threatened to overwhelm them, but once embarked upon it was impossible to break free of this course of action. Their friendship inevitably grew into an all-consuming love affair leading to Jo taking the law into her own hands in revenge against their nemesis Carter.

Could this ever have a happy ending?
 

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